Is There An Easy Buffalo Sauce Recipe?
Buffalo sauce recipes have become quite popular and are used on much more than just chicken wings now. I, myself, could probably put (and enjoy) Buffalo sauce on nearly anything that isn’t meant to be sweet. If you came here, chances are you love it too and want your own recipe for it or are just curious about alternatives.
The truth of the matter is, a lot of us want to develop our own Buffalo sauce recipes because the bottled ones tend to have too little (or maybe even too much) flavor and versatility. That’s where my recipe comes handy!
I know each and every person has different taste in food. For this specific reason, I try to keep the recipe as simple as possible and leave extra (unnecessary for the recipe to work) seasonings and preparations entirely up to you.
That being said, you do have the option to create your own hot sauce – which is the most important base for this recipe – out of peppers — usually chili, tomatoes, and white vinegar amongst other optional seasonings. But for the sake of simplicity, this recipe calls for bottled hot sauce.
Before we scurry to the fridge, let’s make sure we have our basic utensils.
Utensils You Need:
- A simmering pot or saucepan.
- A whisk or utensil to whisk with.
- A mixing bowl or container (if you are against mixing in your saucepan or pot).
- An air-sealed, shakeable storage container if there are leftovers.
Now let’s make our way to the fridge and pantry.
- Hot Sauce (whichever one makes your mouth water)
- White Vinegar
- Worcestershire Sauce (for added tanginess and salt)
- Cayenne Pepper (for added heat)
Simple enough. If you don’t have all these items and don’t wish to get more, cut out whichever ones you can do without except for the hot sauce, butter, and vinegar.
As far as measurements go, that is entirely up to you, your tastebuds, and how much you want to prepare. As long as there is enough in the bottom of the pot so as to not get burnt, you should be free to discover your own palate’s preferences.
Buffalo Sauce Recipe Preparation:
- Turn the stove heat to medium.
- Place butter in pot and place on stove.
- As butter warms, combine all the ingredients into the pot.
- Simmer, then stir again.
- Whisking is a good idea at this point. (A fork is an acceptable whisking tool if you don’t have a whisk)
- The sauce should begin bubbling and getting ready to boil, if so, remove from heat.
- Once removed from heat, stir, cool, and enjoy!
If any sauce is left when you’re done enjoying it, seal it in an airtight container and you can reuse it for a while if refrigerated. (About a month for leftover life). When separation occurs, shake it up before using it again.